Credit to my colleagues B, B, P, and S for the insights below.Herding cats. A pointless task. You get ahold of one cat, and the other 19 run off in their own directions. Before you get any cat where you want it, you’ve got to be chasing the other cats that’re getting away. Even if you … [Read more...] about Herding cats, cats in bags, and why two-pizza teams and APIs matter so much.
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GSK Uses See to Solve Alert to Fix Problems Faster in Multi-Disciplinary ‘Smart Labs’
Reduced Time Burden on Scientists, Fewer Distractions and Fewer Obstacles to Work Translate into Higher Productivity and Happier Staff “See to Solve helps us optimize the intent of an open, collaborative lab environment because it minimizes the downside. Before, problems arose in our ‘smart … [Read more...] about GSK Uses See to Solve Alert to Fix Problems Faster in Multi-Disciplinary ‘Smart Labs’
Rules Tools and Applications
I was re reading “Learning War,” by Trent Hone, and page 30 and 31, it hit me, in the section about “engineering officers.”The pre condition (late 1800s early 1900s) was that there were line officers with everyone else (including engineering) in support. But with the shift from wood to steel and … [Read more...] about Rules Tools and Applications
Why Welch’s GM failed … and lessons from Culp’s efforts to right the ship.
Two Wall Street Journal articles, “GE and the Belief in Management Magic,” by Jason Zweig, and “Larry Culp Rewired GE. Then He Unwound It,” by Thomas Gryta, Ted Mannand Cara Lombardoput, put in relief two alternative views of management—one that it is largely a transactional discipline, as practiced … [Read more...] about Why Welch’s GM failed … and lessons from Culp’s efforts to right the ship.
Why Welch’s GM Failed … and lessons from Culp’s efforts to right the ship.
My note, last week, drew on two WSJ articles to contrast alternative views of management at GE (“transactional,” as practiced by Jack Welch and Jeffrey Immelt, the other, “developmental,” by current CEO and Danaher veteran Larry Culp). That note prompted some questions:1. If Welch was “hailed as … [Read more...] about Why Welch’s GM Failed … and lessons from Culp’s efforts to right the ship.
Transforming Mental Healthcare by Applying Performance Improvement Methods
Sunil Khushalani MD and Antonio DePaolo PhD with forewords by Steven Sharfstein MD and Steve Spear DBAI'm delighted to share news that Transforming Mental Health Care by Sunil Khushalani and Antonio DePaolo has been published. It's an important work about important work. I'm sharing, below, the … [Read more...] about Transforming Mental Healthcare by Applying Performance Improvement Methods